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December 08, 2016
Dr. Kirk Moloney recently presented a keynote talk at the First IUFRO Landscape Ecology Latin-American Congress/Second IALE Latin-American Congress in Temuco, Chile.  His talk was entitled ‘Landscape Ecology and the management of exotic species.’  
November 28, 2016
Dr. Brian Wilsey recently presented a keynote talk at the Society of Ecological Restoration Europe 2016 Conference in Freising, Germany.  His talk was entitled ‘Ecology of novel and native grassland ecosystems: Implications for restoration.’
November 18, 2016
EEOB graduate student, Daniela Flores, received the Outstanding Presentation Award for the Biological Sciences during the Graduate Minority Assistantship Program (GMAP) annual symposium. GMAP supplements financial stipends of underrepresented graduate students at ISU. The symposium...
October 27, 2016
On the occasion of the Science Bound's 25th Anniversary Gala, Dr. Barbara Pleasants was honored for inspiring, mentoring, and directing ethnically and racially diverse Iowa youth towards discovery and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Science Bound is Iowa...
October 17, 2016
Professor Emeritus, Dr. William Clark, was honored as a Wildlife Society Fellow during the 2016 Annual Conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Wildlife Society fellows are honored for their contributions to TWS and the wildlife profession. The TWS Fellows Award is given out each...
October 04, 2016
Dr. Jonathan Wendel recently discussed the cycles of polyploidy in plants at the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid. Watch the lecture
September 19, 2016
An Iowa State University scientist is attempting to peal back centuries of adaptations in corn to gain a better understanding of how the plant adjusted to the diverse environments and elevations of the Americas. Matthew Hufford, an assistant professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology...
September 12, 2016
Reiman Gardens hosted a Monarch butterfly tagging event Sept. 11, 2016. See a video from Iowa State Daily.
August 29, 2016
 In honor of the Program for Women in Science and Engineering's 30th Anniversary, WISE continued their recognition of thirty Iowa State University Faculty and staff whose service has enhanced our ability to serve K-12 students across Iowa and undergraduate women at Iowa State University. In...
August 26, 2016
Please mark your calendars for the Entomology seminar series speaker: Brian Wiegmann, North Carolina State University Phylogenomics and the evolution of ecological specialization in flies 164E Lagomarcino Hall on Monday August 29 at 4:00
August 04, 2016
Dr. Clark, as well as her students (Phil Khlas - PhD Candidate & Monica Cox - Masters) attended the BOTANY 2016 Conference in Savannah, Georgia from July 31st through August 4th. Deb Lewis, Ada Hayden Curator, and Dr. Don Farrar, Professor Emeritus, attended as well. Beyond attending...
July 27, 2016
Dr. Tracy Heath spoke with The Molecular Ecologist about her research, her working style, her strategies for running a lab, and more. Read the full article.
July 06, 2016
Aimee Schulz is on a path to success. During her first year at Iowa State she was invited to participate in Iowa State’s President’s Leadership Class and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Leadership Class. Both provided scholarships and opportunities she couldn’t
pass up. Working...
May 13, 2016
Senior Teaching Lab Coordinator, Linda Westgate, was recognized for her history of exemplary institutional service by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. LAS will recognize her achievement at the LAS Fall Convocation on Wednesday, September 4, 2016.
May 11, 2016
EEOB emeritus faculty member, Donald Farrar, and Peter van der Linden have recently published Shrubs and Vines of Iowa with University of Iowa Press.   The guide identifies all 150 shurbs adn vines native to Iowa, along with frequently seen naturalized ones.  The authors offer tips for...
May 10, 2016
Doctoral candidate, Ana (Mindy) Morales-Williams recently accepted a faculty position with the University of Vermont as their newest assistant Professor in limnology at the Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources. Morales-Williams' research expertise includes...
March 24, 2016
Dr. April Wright was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in biology. She will be working with Dr. Tracy Heath of Iowa State University and Dr. Corrie Moreu from the Field Museum on the project, entitled "'Estimating a Time-Scaled...
March 22, 2016
It's in clothes, coffee filters, fishnets and more, but over the years, cotton has evolved from its primitive state to what humans know now: white and fluffy.  Jonathan Wendel, professor and chair of the department of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, is doing research on the...
March 17, 2016
Methane and nitrous oxide emissions that result from human activity make the terrestrial biosphere a net contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study published in Nature. The findings reverse the commonly held view among climate scientists that the terrestrial biosphere, a...
March 08, 2016
Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Bill Clark, delivered a presentation on the increasing bobcat populations in Iowa at the Louisa National Wildlife Center on February 27, 2016.   In the late 1970's, the bobcat was placed on the Threatened and Endangered Species List for the state of Iowa. By...
February 23, 2016
Dr. Lynn Clark was selected to receive the Peter Raven Award for 2016 from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. The Peter Raven Award is given by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists to a plant systematist who has made exceptional efforts at outreach to non-scientists....
February 09, 2016
EEOB alumnus, Dr. John Doudna, was recently published in The American Biology Teacher. His article explores his experience participating as a Knaphus Fellow and his teaching approach toward overcoming student misconceptions. Read the abstract
February 04, 2016
An 18-month project to build a four-story addition to the east side of Bessey Hall will get underway later this month. All east entries to the building will close on Monday, Feb. 22 -- also the date crews will begin installing construction site fencing. Site clearing work will begin the week of...
February 04, 2016
The research of Dr. Jonathan Wendel was recently featured by Crop Science Societ of America and the American Society of Agronomy.  Wendel is a leading researcher in the field of cotton genomics, examining the genetic evolution of the crop plant. Read a copy of the full article
January 20, 2016
Ph.D. candidate, Rebecca Polich, was recently named the recipient of the George Knaphus Fellowship for 2016. The George Knaphus College Teaching Fellowship provides an opportunity for graduate students to teach Introductory Biology (BIOL 101) for non-majors. For about two hours a day, every...

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